Tossa de Mar has been populated since Palaeolithic times. The Romans chose this privileged enclave on the Costa Brava to locate their Turissa: a natural bay where the Mediterranean gently enters between two hills.
Tossa is a veritable outdoor museum. Its prehistoric remains give way to the modern Tossa, which first became a refuge for artists and intellectuals and then turned into a generous host for tourists and visitors alike. Don’t miss its impressive castle, as well as the neighbourhood around it. What’s more, you’ll inadvertently find traces of some of its most well-known inhabitants and visitors, such as the painter Marc Chagall or the actress Ava Gardner, whose charms drew Frank Sinatra to town.